Welcome to my comments and insights for some of my paintings.

I hope you find them interesting. JJ

helen mckenzie lake

March 04, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

helen mckenzie lake  24x30 incheshelen mckenzie lake 24x30 inches


This painting measuring 24 x 30 inches is completed in oil and titled 'Helen McKenzie Lake'.

The painting is more inspired by the lake than the painting actually follows.  There should be a more prominent back

ground hill to be correct.  Helen Mckenzie lies in Strathcona Park, Central Vancouver Island and is a popular

destination for day hikers or a great rest stop before continuing onto the backcountry.  We ourselves have stopped here many times

over the years on our hiking adventures.

This painting is available for purchase at $475.     Thank you for stopping by, JJ

Deering bridges

February 26, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

deering bridge 18x36 inchesdeering bridge 18x36 inches

New acrylic painting, measuring 18 x 36 inches.  Titled 'Deering Bridge Rail Trestle'.

This was painted from one of our photos of the old railroad trestle which spans a side channel

beside the Deering bridge that crosses  the San Juan river, just North of Port Renfrew.

Available for purchase at $480.      Thank you, JJ.

kludahk trail

February 09, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

kludahk trail 16 x 20 incheskludahk trail 16 x 20 inches

This painting measures 16x20 inches and is painted in acrylic paint.  Titled 'Kludahk Trail' showing a scene close to the

Port Renfrew end.    The Kludahk trail extends approximately 47 km along the San Juan Ridge, East to West, parallel with the

Straight of Juan de  Fuca between Jordan River and Port Renfrew.  Not to be confused with the Juan de Fuca Marine trail which 

travels the same direction but along the coastline. The Kludahk typically receives 12 to 15 feet of snow but, on occasion,

has seen well over 20 feet of which we have experienced on our many snowshoeing trips in the area.  We have been hiking this

trail for many years and have enjoyed what each season provides, wild life, bogs, lakes, forests and some Alpine geography. 

The access points have changed over the years and just getting to travel them can be an adventure in itself. 

This painting is available to purchase for $285

This trail came into being with the efforts of Maywell Wickheim and a great many volunteers

but Maywell was the cornerstone.

Many of the items used to build the cabins and trails were donated and brought in through his efforts. 

It is now under the Ministry of Forests in agreement with the forestry industry. 




edge of the ice

February 01, 2022  •  Leave a Comment


edge of the ice 24 x 48 inchesedge of the ice 24 x 48 inches

New painting just completed in oil.  Titled 'edge of the ice' measures 24 x 48 inches.

The scene shows a lone Polar Bear patrolling the edge of the ice.

This painting is available for purchase at $580.  Thank you, JJ

atnarko river winter

January 29, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

atnarko river winter 16 x 20 inchesatnarko river winter 16 x 20 inches

This painting, measuring only 16 x 20 inches, completed in oil is titled 'Atnarko River'.

The Atnarko river flows into the Bella Coola River in the Bella Coola Valley, This scene was painted from a friends photo,

Jeff Bray at the Great Bear Chalet.    However, we have all stood in this very spot many times over the last fifteen or more years

to watch Grizzly Bears stroll up and down the rivers edge. 

The painting is available for purchase at $285.   thank you, JJ.